GLS310 Global Communications
Lead Faculty: Dr. Lorna L. Zukas
Analyzes the history, growth, and future development of global communications and information systems. Examines the technological, social, political and economic forces impacting the development and spread of electronic communications and information technology in local, regional and global contexts
around the world.
- Clarify the interrelationship between communications and information technology and societal development.
- Describe the current state of global communications and information technology and regional differences in the application of the technologies.
- Define and discuss the political process that impacts the growth and utilization of communications and information technology.
- Evaluate the economic costs incurred and the benefits being realized from communications and information technology for societies, countries, regions, and continents.
- Utilize global communications and information technologies to conduct professional and business-related research.
- Describe the role of providers of communication and information technology in the development of global network and growth of local economies.
- Analyze the role and impact of the United Nations and the World Bank in the development of local and global communications and information infrastructures.
- Evaluate the impact of national governmental regulatory policies on the development of local and global communications and information infrastructure.
- Assess economic growth in specific countries that has resulted from the construction of communications and information infrastructures.
- Assess the major theories on the relationship between access to communications and information and upward mobility of individuals and classes of society.